Young man flirts with Cristian Castro on Instagram: “I’ll get you the ticket”

According to TikTok, Christian invited a young woman to travel to see him (Image: Instagram/@cristiancastropop) Christian Castro She has been present in the headlines of.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerAug 5th, 2022

Taiwan grandparents become Instagram stars modeling abandoned clothes

Taiwan’s trendiest couple these days are neither young celebrities nor teen influencers — they are an octogenarian duo who run a mom-and-pop laundry service and have become an online sensation by modeling abandoned clothes. Chang Wan-ji, 83, and his wife Hsu Sho-er, 84, have racked up nearly 600,000 followers on Instagram over the last month as their attitude-filled fashion portraits went viral (AFP Photo/HSU Tsun-hsu) Chang Wan-ji, 83, and his wife Hsu Sho-er, 84, have racked up nearly 600,000 followers on Instagram over the last month as their attitude-filled fashion portraits went viral. They have even been featured in the Taiwanese edition of Vogue and Marie Claire. The couple have run a laundry for decades in a small town near the central city of Taichung. Over the years, customers have either forgotten or failed to collect reams of clothing that the couple never felt able to throw away. Grandson Reef Chang, 31, hit upon the idea of using the clothes to alleviate the couple’s boredom. “My grandpa and grandma were staring blankly at the streets because business wasn’t good,” he told AFP. “I wanted to find something new they could enjoy doing.” The pair were naturals in front of the camera. “Modelling these clothes makes me feel 30 years younger,” beamed Chang, when AFP paid a visit to the store earlier this week.  “Many people are telling me ‘You are famous now and you look younger’.” Hsu felt so, too. “I am old in age but my heart is not ageing,” she said. “I like to put on pretty clothes and go out to have some fun.” Worldwide fame It was while modelling other people’s garments, Hsu came to remember that she also had many forgotten outfits in her closet which she has since rediscovered. “I even found some clothes I bought 30 years ago and I can still wear them. It’s a happy surprise,” she said. The couple’s Instagram account — @wantshowasyoung — is managed by grandson Reef.  Chang currently only uses the Line messaging app to make free phone calls but Reef says his grandfather is keen to learn how to make the perfect Instagram post. The account first started going viral abroad and around 400,000 new fans have started following in the past week alone after major international media picked up on their success. Reef said he translates and reads out fan mail pouring in from all over the world. “We’re very moved by the messages,” he told AFP, “Many people are saying that ‘Wantshowasyoung’ is the first happy news they’ve seen in this dark year marred by the Covid-19 pandemic and problems in many countries,” he added. The couple’s worldwide fame has also prompted a few forgetful customers to pick up old clothes, while some local fans have started visiting their sleepy town to see the store. The shop is named “Wan Sho” — a combination of the middle character of their Chinese names. Re-use clothes The couple tied the knot in an arranged marriage six decades ago, a practice then common in Taiwan. Chang said he had thought about retiring but decided to stay on as long as he can as the laundry business has become less labour-intensive thanks to machines.  “Elderly people should keep moving and remain active or we will age faster… When I am working and being kept busy, I don’t have time to worry,” he said. Chang says he has lost count of how many garments have gone uncollected in his shop over the decades but he thinks there are at least 400 items at the moment. Many more have been donated to charities and impoverished families over the years. The couple hope to use their new social media clout to promote the concept of “environmental fashion”.  “Instead of following ‘fast fashion’ and keep buying new clothes, we hope people can see that old and second-hand clothes can be fashionable if you arrange and combine them in new ways,” said Reef Chang.  “This would cause less damage to the earth and the environment.” .....»»

Category: newsSource: NewsAug 1st, 2020

UAAP Season 82 celebrates unity and sportsmanship in virtual closing ceremony

Despite an abrupt end to UAAP Season 82 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the country’s premier collegiate league will officially wrap up the season on a high note with a virtual closing ceremony that will celebrate unity and sportsmanship in the entire UAAP community. The special online event, hosted by Mico Halili and Denice Dinsay of ABS-CBN Sports, will go live on July 25 (Saturday) at 4 pm on the ABS-CBN Sports website (, Facebook, and YouTube accounts, with delayed telecast on LIGA cable sports channel at 7 pm. The closing ceremony will be a culmination of the first and second semester UAAP sports, highlighting the success and hard work of the eight member schools while also putting the spotlight on the athletes who were unable to finish their season due to the cancelation of the games. “Lalabas 'yun doon sa closing ceremonies, just to highlight na, one, as a community, as a nation, we are here to help everyone, that's one. And two, itong mga atleta na 'to na mga hindi nakapaglaro or natapos, they are part of Season 82," said UAAP Season 82 president Em Fernandez of host school Ateneo de Manila University in an interview with ABS-CBN News. UAAP announced the cancelation of Season 82 on April 7 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Second semester sports such as volleyball, football, baseball, softball, track and field, lawn tennis, and 3x3 basketball were not completed or did not start at all. The UAAP will also be awarding UST as general champions for both the high school and seniors divisions. This is the sixth straight overall championship for the Tiger Cubs and fourth straight for the Growling Tigers. Also set to receive their awards are the Season 82 MVPs for high school and college, while selected athlete-scholars from the different universities will also be recognized. The league, however, will be unable to award an Athlete of the Year for this season. The online gathering, according to ABS-CBN Integrated Sports head Dino Laurena, will celebrate the dedication of all athletes and the efforts of the entire UAAP community, noting that it has always been their mission in ABS-CBN Sports to honor and pay tribute to the work and dedication of athletes, no matter what the circumstances or challenges the sports organization is confronting.  “ABS-CBN Sports remains faithful to its advocacy of promoting the values that sports teaches all of us.  It is in this light that we want to pay tribute to our athletes who put in months of sacrifice and preparation to be able to play at a high level in the UAAP. We hope they stay hungry and passionate about the game they love, and we cannot wait to see them playing again,” he said.    Spicing up the celebration are feature performances by ABS-CBN artists Ylona Garcia and Inigo Pascual. Sponge Cola and Itchyworms, the Pinoy rock bands that performed the official UAAP Season 82 anthem “Ang Ating Tagumpay” at the opening ceremony, will also make a special appearance.  Sticking to Season 82’s theme of “All For More,” the UAAP will also recognize the efforts of schools and athletes by honoring those who have done charity work during the pandemic.  Fans will also be able to look back at last season’s game highlights as well as hear from some of their favorite players. To formally symbolize the end of UAAP Season 82, there will be a virtual turning over of hosting duties of Ateneo to its rival school De La Salle University for Season 83. ABS-CBN Sports has been the official broadcaster of the UAAP since 2000. Together, they have championed sports among the Filipino youth, have given a break to many young, talented athletes, and strengthened the local sports community in the past two decades. Celebrate sports culture in the Philippines with Kapamilya sports fans by watching the UAAP Season 82 closing ceremony on July 25 (Saturday) at 4 pm on the ABS-CBN Sports website ( and ABS-CBN Sports Facebook and YouTube accounts. Catch also the delayed telecast on cable sports channel LIGA at 7 pm, with a replay on July 26 at 4:30 pm. For more sports news, follow @ABSCBNSports on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, subscribe to the ABS-CBN Sports YouTube channel, or visit For updates, follow @ABSCBNPR on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram or visit»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 21st, 2020

Glaiza grateful for projects that challenge her creativity

“I’d have to say it was one of the best experiences I’ve had,” replied Glaiza de Castro when The STAR inquired about her thoughts on playing Pirena four years ago in an e-mail interview. Her iconic role is now seen by the young Kapuso viewers and revisited by fans via the weeknight re-airing of the Kapuso fantasy drana Encantadia......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 13th, 2020

7-foot Fil-Am hoops prospect Sage Tolentino channels inner-Manny Pacquiao in workout video

7-foot Filipino-American high school prospect Sage Tolentino isn’t a household name yet, but don’t be surprised if he becomes one in the near future.  The 16-year old is currently ranked as the top high school player in Hawaii, and should be a coveted recruit for any university, or eventually follow in the footsteps of fellow towering Pinoy Kai Sotto in the G-League.  Tolentino could also be one of the cornerstones of future Philippine National Teams, with the SBP already reaching out to him.  Always looking for new ways to push himself and improve physically, it looks like Tolentino is keen on taking up another sport as a form of cross-training.  A video posted on East West Private’s Instagram page shows Tolentino trying his hand at boxing, channeling Filipino boxing legend and eight-division world champion Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao.          View this post on Instagram                   When training for your future basketball dreams it doesn’t always mean you find yourself daily on the court. @mannypacquiao Sage said he LOVED IT! Maybe one day you can come train with @kzsotto and @sagee23_ for some cross training. Show them a few moves. At EWP today our goal for Sage was: - Hand-eye coordination - Understanding time and space - Footwork relative to basketball, positioning, and leverage - Learning how to stay focused through fatigue - Muscular endurance - Controlled aggression A post shared by EWP (@eastwestprivate) on Jul 2, 2020 at 4:25am PDT “When training for your future basketball dreams, it doesn’t always mean you find yourself daily on the court,” the post’s caption read, before giving a shout out to Pacquiao himself and inviting him to train Tolentino and the G-League-bound Sotto.  Boxing is actually a pretty popular cross-training sport for a lot of NBA players, as it’s a good way to build up cardio and improve footwork.  Stars like Damian Lillard, Joel Embiid, Kyle Kuzma, John Wall, and many others have put on a pair of 16-ounce gloves and hit the mitts to keep themselves in tip-top shape during the off-season.  With Pacquiao being an avid hoops fan himself, what’s the likelihood that he does bite on the offer to help train two of the Philippines’ most promising young stars?.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 3rd, 2020

How Pinoy athletes kept winning during the lockdown

Sporting events may be suspended or canceled, but that won't stop your favorite Filipino athletes from inspiring or entertaining people as they spend their extra time off doing worthwhile activities during the lockdown period. From reaching out to affected communities to learning a new skill, here are what your idols are up to during the community quarantine. 1)  Proudly serving the nation as frontliners Some athletes have taken their in-game dedication off the court, as they proudly serve the country as frontliners during the COVID-19 pandemic. MPBL players such as Bacoor City's Eric Acuña and Bacolod-Master Sardines' Jopher Custodio are currently heeding the call as frontliners for the Philippine Army, as well as their fellow soldiers UST women’s volleyball coach Kung Fu Reyes and volleyball star Jovelyn Gonzaga. Pasay Voyager's Dhon Reverente also suited up for the Philippine Navy while his teammate Jesse Bustos is serving in the frontlines in another way, using his camera as a photojournalist for a daily newspaper.  2)  Raising funds and holding donation drives Your beloved players continue to exemplify teamwork in these challenging times as they help the dedicated frontliners and affected households in different parts of the country. UST student-athletes joined former Golden Tigresses star Sisi Rondina in auctioning their jerseys for a cause to donate supplies to the frontliners of Barangay Luz in Cebu City. Meanwhile, volleyball legends Alyssa Valdez and Charo Soriano led a fundraiser called "Volleyball Community Gives Back PH," which aims to supply frontliners in the country with PPEs and other essentials—with celebrities like Kathryn Bernardo and Pia Wurtzbach joining their cause. Former DLSU Lady Spikers standout and Creamline utility spiker Michele Gumabao also provided relief packs and gave them personally to the affected communities in Pampanga with the help of the group Your 200 Pesos. 3)  No days off for training and getting the gains Leagues and competitions may have been put on hold, but athletes won't be stopped from keeping themselves in tiptop shape. Observing quarantine, ONE Championship's heavyweight champion Brandon Vera took his workout to the forest, preparing for his upcoming bout against Arjan Bhullar, while Team Lakay fighters, such as Eduard Folayang, Kevin Belingon, and Joshua Pacio improvised household materials as gym equipment. National athletes, such as karateka Junna Tsukii, wushu artist Agatha Wong, and Olympic medalist Hidilyn Diaz, did rigorous training sessions at home to keep themselves in form for upcoming tournaments. High-flyer Ricci Rivero also taught his fans some basic dribbling drills to improve basketball handles—as seen in an episode of "Upfront" on LIGA cable sports channel. 4) Unlocking new skills and focusing on fave hobbies Your fave sports idols also overcame boredom by learning new skills and focusing on their favorite hobbies. For instance, DLSU Green Archers guard Aljun Melecio learned to cook scrumptious lechon while taking a time-out from the hardwood. UAAP volleyball champion and national team player Rex Intal also reminded us that he is a dedicated painter with his mixed portrait of Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan, channeling his passion for sports and art into one. And did you know that top local setter Jia Morado is a talented photographer? Check out her Instagram and be amazed by her works. 5)  Taking their talents to TikTok Athletes joined the trending TikTok craze as a source of entertainment during the lockdown. Former UAAP stars Kim Kianna Dy and Jema Galanza posted their dance covers of Young Thug's "Relationship," and Deanna Wong took on "The Weekend" dance challenge. UST Golden Tigresses' rookie Imee Fernandez also wowed the TikTok crowd with a pre-workout dance video, which garnered over 600,000 views online. For Ateneo Blue Eagles guard SJ Belangel, TikTok has also been his avenue to overcome his shyness, doing hilarious skits online.   6)  Becoming stars online No live sports to entertain the audiences? It's not a problem for these athletes who continue to provide fun content to every sports fan, with the help of ABS-CBN Sports. Catch Shaun Ildefonso as he does an entertaining commentary about everything sports on "SRSLY." Also watch Cherry Nunag’s wacky chikahan with famous athletes in "Kalye Confessions: Stay-at-Home Edition." Lastly, the lockdown won't stop the basketball conversation as Beau Belga chats with your favorite hoop idols online, while still chowing down on their fave treats on "Extra Rice with Beau Belga." Watch all of these on ABS-CBN Sports' Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and YouTube channel. Also stay tuned for more new offerings from the sports arm of ABS-CBN.  These athletes have proven they are truly winners in and out of the court. While waiting for live sports to return, you can rewatch the best games of these athletes on LIGA (SD channel 86 and HD channel 183 on SKYCable) and game highlights and special features on ABS-CBN Sports' social media pages and official YouTube account. ABS-CBN Sports will continue its commitment to providing a variety of world-class, exciting, and inspiring content to every Pinoy sports fan. Visit and follow @ABSCBNSports on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. For updates, you may also visit or follow @ABSCBNPR on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 8th, 2020

Ben Mbala left La Salle to take back control of his career

Ben Mbala had one more year left to play for De La Salle University. He didn't do so, however. Back in 2017, the two-time MVP and one-time champion said that his decision was all about taking the next step in his young career - and that next step led him to Mexico where he was set to suit up for Fuerza Regia in the Liga Nacional de Baloncesto Profesional. "I know my choice might come as a surprise to many," he said then in his social media posts on Twitter and Instagram. "I have to admit the decision to leave was the toughest I have had to make, but I feel that his is best for the next stage in my career and development." Three years later, Mbala furthered on his difficult decision. "The three years (I spent in residency), having to go through that, I felt like I was being put in the same situation again where some other people would decide my future, of what will happen," he said in the inaugural episode of The Prospects Pod last Friday. He then continued, "So I was like, no, I'm not going to let that happen again. I would be the one to decide for my future, not other people." After his second season, the 6-foot-8 center had one more year left to play, but technically, that remained up to the league's eligibility committee. By then, he already had three years of residency and two years of eligibility, meaning a question could come up about him still seeing action in UAAP 81. For Mbala, he did not want there to be any questions at all - and so, took matters in his own hands and took his talents overseas. "People from DLSU were telling me, 'You got to wait, there's still going to be a vote' and I was like, they can just reverse the rules over and over and over. I just didn't want to be in a situation where I pass up on so many things because of being forced to wait," he said, talking about his decision to go to Mexico and then Korea and then France. Make no mistake, though, the Cameroonian is nothing but grateful to La Salle. "College was fun, it was fun. Thank you to La Salle for giving me that opportunity," he said. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 6th, 2020

All set for SERVE AS ONE Variety Show for volleyball gameday personnel

The country's volleyball idols are ready to put on a show on Friday and Saturday. But instead of trading spikes, the players will showcase their off-court talents online in the much-awaited SERVE AS ONE Variety Show, a fundraising effort for volleyball personnel presented by Volleyball Community Gives Back PH. The show is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. on the ABS-CBN Sports Website, ABS-CBN Sports Facebook Page and ABS-CBN Sports YouTube Channel.. One of the best young open spikers in the country, Eya Laure is raring to display her talents - in singing. "Ready na ba kayo marinig ang maganda kong boses? HAHAHA," said Laure on her Twitter account. Teaming up with Alina Bicar, Laure will pit against Gel Cayuna and Ced Domingo in a "complete the lyrics" challenge. Other volleyball stars will also show their prowess like Kalei Mau, who is expected to sing with her guitar in tow, while Panpan Pantino, Beauty Denila and Bia General are also ready to jam for a cause. Erstwhile collegiate rivals Alyssa Valdez and Ara Galang will reconnect through the "GaDez Reacts" segment where both of them will react to some of their most iconic plays during their UAAP days which will also highlight the first day.        It will be also an exciting second day on Saturday. Fans will find more about Jema Galanza and Deanna Wong in “Storytime with GaWong” where the duo will find out who is better at recalling their memorable moments together. Beach volleyball standouts Sisi Rondina and Bernadeth Pons and AJ Pareja and Pemie Bagalay will reunite online where they will know their teammate better in this segment. For more fun challenges in the two-day event, please visit Volleyball Community Give Back on Facebook and @vcgbph on Instagram and Twitter. Donations can be sent to Ryan Sordan through BPI bank account 8069 0632 77, GCash at 0917-5003390 and PayMaya at 0917-5003390.       There will be also a virtual after-party on the VCGB PH Facebook page featuring DJs Rammy Bitong, Sir Scratch and James on Friday, and Jon Tupaz, Ivan Constantino and Boyet Evangelista on Saturday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 4th, 2020

Baka walang appointment : Sharon Cuneta goes on LV shopping spree after barred from Hermes Korea

Some internet users on the comments section of the actress' Instagram account speculated that Sharon might have been allowed access to the luxury store if she had prior appointment. .....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated News2 hr. 41 min. ago

Sharon Cuneta asks fans not to feel bad about Hermes Korea after she was denied entry

Sharon Cuneta today added a postscript to her original Instagram post regarding her recent trip to South Korea......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated News2 hr. 41 min. ago

How do you know if you’re muted on Instagram

If you suspect that someone has silenced you on Instagram, in this post we will show you how you can check it. Become Instagram The.....»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated News5 hr. 10 min. ago

Young Yulo catches attention of Japanese coach

World class Japanese coach Hiraoki Sato has taken interest in the younger brother of world champion gymnast Carlos Edriel Yulo – Karl Eldrew – and promised to take him in after he retires from his Japan national coaching duties......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated News10 hr. 41 min. ago

Baka walang appointment: Sharon Cuneta goes on LV shopping spree after being barred from Hermes Korea

Some internet users on the comments section of the actress' Instagram account speculated that Sharon might have been allowed access to the luxury store if she had prior appointment. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 2nd, 2022

Robin Padilla sumailalim sa heart procedure, Mariel nagpasalamat sa mga nagdasal para sa asawa

SUCCESSFUL ang naging heart procedure na isinagawa sa aktor at senador na si Robin Padilla. Sa Instagram post na ibinahagi ng kanyang asawang si Mariel Padilla, ibinahagi nito ang isang video na kuha sa ospital. “We had a successful heart procedure, it’s been a rollercoaster of emotions for us but now ultimately we are just […] The post Robin Padilla sumailalim sa heart procedure, Mariel nagpasalamat sa mga nagdasal para sa asawa appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 1st, 2022

Heart Evangelista bumili ng bagong apartment, hindi muna babalik ng Pilipinas

IBINAHAGI ng actress-model na so Heart Evangelista na nakabili na siya ng apartment. Ito ay kinumpirma niya sa kanyang Instagram live nitong Miyerkules, Setyembre 28 habang nasa Paris. Habang nakahiga at nagpapahinga ay nagkukuwento ito sa kanyang trabaho at sinasagot ang mga katanungan ng mga netizens. “Kung akala puro laktwatsa, hindi po, trabaho po siya, […] The post Heart Evangelista bumili ng bagong apartment, hindi muna babalik ng Pilipinas appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 1st, 2022

Xian Gaza nakita si Erich Gonzales sa Switzerland: I was about to approach you nang…

SA kanyang bakasyon sa bansang Switzerland kamakailan ng self-proclaimed Marites (Tsismoso) ng Pilipinas na si Xian Gaza ay nakita pala niya ang aktres na si Erich Gonzales. Si Erich ay kasalukuyang nandoon din sa Switzerland base sa mga larawang pinost niya sa kanyang Instagram at Facebook account. Kabilang ang Lake Brienz kung saan nag-shoot ang […] The post Xian Gaza nakita si Erich Gonzales sa Switzerland: I was about to approach you nang… appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 1st, 2022

Pasig buys 720,000 books for students

As part of its commitment to help students with their education, the Pasig City government has purchased 720,000 books for young learners......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 30th, 2022

Gregg Homan pinilit ni Angelica na magsayaw sa TikTok, hindi nagpatinag: I love you but no

HINDI nagpatinag si Gregg Homan sa kanyang partner na si Angelica Panganiban nang ayain niya itong magsayaw at mag-video sa Tiktok. Sa kanyang Instagram stories ay ibinahagi ng aktres ang clip mula sa kanyang vlog noong ipinagbubuntis pa nito ang kanilang baby na si Amila Sabine. Makikita sa video na nagsasayaw si Angelica sa harap […] The post Gregg Homan pinilit ni Angelica na magsayaw sa TikTok, hindi nagpatinag: I love you but no appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 30th, 2022

'TrueBa: Panganay na anak ni Pokwang na si Ria Mae, buntis nga ba?

KINANTAHAN ni Pokwang at mga anak niyang sina Ria Mae Subong at Malia O’Brian ang ex-partner niyang si Lee O’Brian ng ‘happy birthday’ base sa video post ng komedaya sa kanyang Instagram account nito kagabi, Huwebes. Nakakatuwa dahil apat lang silang nagdidiwang at walang ibang bisita base sa video kaya siguro napansin ng netizens o […] The post #TrueBa: Panganay na anak ni Pokwang na si Ria Mae, buntis nga ba? appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 30th, 2022

Extraordinary Attorney Woo star Park Eun Bin fan meet moved to bigger venue

Korean star Park Eun-bin's first Manila fan meeting in October 23 has been moved to New Frontier Theater in Quezon City. Ticket holders can get perks that include signed polaroid, photo cards, and special gifts......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 30th, 2022

Vice Ganda sa mga bashers: I don’t want to talk to losers

NAGPASALAMAT ang Unkabogable Star na si Vice Ganda sa isa sa mga contestant ng “Everybody Sing” matapos niyang mapag-alaman na lagi siya nitong pinagtatanggol sa mga bashers. Dito nga ay napag-usapan nila ang mga salitang madalas ibato sa komedyante gaya ng “maling impluwensya sa mga kabataan” at “hindi deserve purihin”. View this post on Instagram […] The post Vice Ganda sa mga bashers: I don’t want to talk to losers appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 29th, 2022